If you haven’t heard, a McDonalds out of NYC is in the news over an unfortunate issue surrounding two unruly customers and a cashier with a criminal past.
Per DNA Info:
The drama began about 12:30 a.m. Thursday when the two customers — Denise Darbeau, 24, of Queens, and her pal, Rachel Edwards, 24, of Brooklyn — entered the popular fast food spot, near Sixth Avenue, and began giving McIntosh a hard time, police sources said.
The McDonald’s on West 3rd Street, near Sixth Avenue (DNAinfo/Ben Fractenberg)
In the video, Darbeau is clearly heard cursing at McIntosh after the cashier told her he had to scan a $50 bill to make sure it was authentic before he would give them their food.
That’s when all hell breaks loose.
An agitated Darbeau is seen slapping McIntosh across the face, prompting him to lunge forward and shove the two women.
Darbeau leaps onto the counter and clears the other side while McIntosh retreats to the other end of the restaurant, according to the video.
Suddenly, McIntosh reappears on the video, brandishing a metal rod, which he slams onto Darbeau’s head.
The video, which has audio, is peppered with patrons screaming and wailing in horror and the chilling sound of the metal rod repeatedly whipping through the air and hitting Darbeau and Edwards.
“Stop it! Stop! Stop! Oh my God!” one woman is heard screaming. “Someone call police!”
Fellow workers can be seen on the video unsuccessfully trying to restrain McIntosh. Sources say McIntosh ordered his assailants to stay down, and belted them each time they tried to get up. The continued beating is partially hidden from the camera by the counter.
The aforementioned events got to me thinking about men and women in 2011. The notion that a man doesn’t hit a women is a relic of a time gone by and its time we recognize it. Watching this video, I feel that though the cashier was excessive in his punishment to the unruly women, the fact of the matter is it would have never happened if the ladies had kept their hands to themselves. And it’s time we all speak on it.
I have tons of female acquaintances And there still seems to be an ideal that any act they do to a man should never be retaliated with violence because they are women. I find this to be complete bullshit. At the end of the day –ladies, if you don’t want to be handled like man then STOP stepping to men with these brazen attitudes. For these two women to slap this man in the face and climb atop the McDonald’s counter cornering him like they were gonna do something is grounds for a man to protect himself.
Of course they have fired the cashier, and he was subsequently arrested. But at the end of the day I can’t help but think that women need to get with the program. If you come off aggressive to a man and get physical with a man, you can’t get mad when a man steps BACK to you in the same manner. I am not for hitting women at all. But oftentimes Im seeing today’s women come off as more the aggressor, and that’s just not cool. Everybody keep their hands to themselves.
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